[LINK] Fwd: Planets Long-term Management of Information Survey
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Mar 2 09:43:54 EST 2009
Given the recent threads about archives, link maintenance and website
preservation, linkers might be interested in this survey and research.
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>Planets Long-term Management of Information Survey
>Organisations in Europe that create or hold digital content are
>invited to take part in a survey to test requirements of Planets'
>products and services so that these can be packaged and delivered in
>a way best suited to meet institutions' needs.
>Planets (Preservation and Long-term Access through Distributed
>Networks) has issued a survey to each of 96 National Libraries and
>Archives in Europe plus intermediary institutions in EC member
>countries. The survey is open to any institution with an interest in
>retaining and accessing digital content.
>Individuals or institutions who wish to take part can find out more
>and complete the survey at:
>Results are collated automatically when the form is submitted. You
>cannot save an electronic copy but can print the completed form off
>for your records. The survey will be open until 23:59 on 16 March 2009.
>The results will be published in the summer of 2009. They will
>inform the packaging and delivery of Planets tools and services to
>meet demand. They will also be used to help shape the framework that
>will ensure Planets outputs continue to provide benefits to their
>users after the project ends in May 2010.
>Planets is a four-year project co-funded by the European Commission
>and 16 National Libraries, Archives, research and technology
>institutions in Europe. The project will establish a suite of tools
>and services to support and substantially automate the preservation
>process. The project's outputs will be vital to ensuring
>institutions in Europe can preserve their digital information and
>access it in the long-term.
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